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Folkscanomy: Music
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1,872
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7.4M
VIEWS
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Folksonomy : A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy. Folkscanomy : A collection of books and text derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because the...
Canadian Sheet Music
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2,346
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72,361
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Canadian Sheet Music from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music Library.
Yves Bouyer Music Scores
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100
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573
VIEWS
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Music scores ranging from piano music to full scores of orchestral works.
Gaylord Music Library
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3,370
ITEMS
185,787
VIEWS
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The Gaylord Music Library serves the music information needs of the Washington University community as part of the Olin Library System. The Music Library honors General Clifford A. Gaylord who was, until his death in 1952, a member of the Washington University Corporation. With the completion of the Gaylord building in 1960, the music library found a new home and has since developed into a major resource supporting research through masters and doctoral level programs.
Christopher John Stephens Music
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1,106
ITEMS
1,272
VIEWS
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Music by Christopher John Stephens.
Curtis Institute of Music
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98
ITEMS
171,634
VIEWS
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Books from the Curtis Institute of Music
Topic: americana
Marvin Duchow Music Library
collection
140
ITEMS
836
VIEWS
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The Marvin Duchow Music Library is one of the most important academic music collections in Canada. The collection consists of over 150,000 volumes of musical scores, sound and video recordings, books and journals, as well as online resources representing all formats. One of the 13 branches of the McGill Library, the Music Library provides resources and services to support the performance, composition, research, and teaching programs of the Schulich School of Music. It also serves the McGill...
Music at the NLS
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324
ITEMS
201,321
VIEWS
collection
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Books from the Music collection at the National Library of Scotland
Topic: keyword
Music - University of Toronto
collection
4,554
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
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Our music library is one of the best in North America, boasting a collection of over 250,000 volumes and 160,000 recordings. We also provide access to an ever-expanding number of electronic journals and resources. We are located in one of the world's most vibrant, multicultural, and arts-oriented cities, and situated next door to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Based on publications and citations, the University of Toronto leads Canadian research universities in...
International Music Score Library Project
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26,780
ITEMS
6.5M
VIEWS
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IMSLP stands for the International Music Score Library Project and was started in 2006. Find Music Scores: Advanced Search
Brigham Young University Music Reference
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151
ITEMS
298,903
VIEWS
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The Music Reference Collection consists of a number of important publications published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily in the form of historical dictionaries, encyclopedias, thematic catalogues, collection and music catalogues, and music histories. Publications are predominantly written in English, French, and German and represent a broad spectrum of thought regarding the broad subject of music and its composers. All items in this collection are held by L. Tom...
Topic: music
The Drs. Whitby Music Collection
collection
1,340
ITEMS
133,154
VIEWS
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The Drs. Whitby Music Collection
Software Library: Amiga: Music Disks
collection
1,128
ITEMS
89,897
VIEWS
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Software Library: Amiga: Music Disks
BYU Sheet Music Collection
collection
171
ITEMS
1,521
VIEWS
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A growing selection of early sheet music from the holdings of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. These scores consist mostly of popular songs dating from the 18th through the early to mid 20th centuries. The instrumentation is usually piano and voice, but the selection also includes many works for piano solo. The vast majority of the scores were published either in the USA or United Kingdom. Most are English language when lyrics are present. The collection embraces a wide...
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
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201
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4,134
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by Resources digitised by Sydney Living Museums
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the collections of Sydney Living Museums’ historic house museums and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection . The collection includes domestic sheet music and manuscript transcriptions either as single pieces or groups of pieces bound together into volumes by their owners. Much of the music is dated and inscribed and reflects the musical taste, skills, pedagogy and networks of early Australian colonists and their children and...
Topic: Sheet Music
The Austen Family Music Books
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21
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12,177
VIEWS
by Resources digitised by the Library Digitisation Unit, University of Southampton
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This collection consists of eighteen printed and manuscript music books owned by members of the Austen family, including the writer Jane Austen, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Many are binder’s volumes, compiled from separate manuscript or printed sheet music items bound together for an individual user. Others are personal manuscript albums made wholly or principally by a single copyist. Although some volumes were compiled as early as the 1750s, the majority date from Jane...
Topics: University of Southampton, Austen family music books, music
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
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33
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4,985
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by Resources digitised by the Library Digitisation Unit, University of Southampton
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This collection brings together primary source material for music making in private homes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  It can be compared with and used alongside the University of Southampton's Austen Family Music Books collection, which features similar domestic musical materials from the same period. Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts includes several different source types.  The majority of the collection consists of binder's volumes of printed sheet music,...
Topics: University of Southampton, Domestic sheet music, music manuscripts
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2
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UNC Music Library
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3,443
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1.1M
VIEWS
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A collection for internal support at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topic: music
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Music Special Collections include rare editions, manuscript scores, and music archives. The strengths of Music Special Collections are focused in harp music, viola music, popular American music of the twentieth century, opera, ballet and other dance music, early sheet music, hymnals, French chansons, and historical methods and treatises.
Matt Johnson Music
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55
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700
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This collection contains the original musical works of American pianist/composer, Matt Johnson. •  ISNI: 0000 0004 6875 3420   •  www.MattJohnsonMusic.com
Topics: Matt Johnson, music, piano, pianist, composer
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Electronic Music Laboratories, commonly abbreviated to EML, was an audio synthesizer company. Founded in 1968 in Vernon, Connecticut by four former engineers, the company manufactured and designed a variety of synthesizers sharing the same basic design but configured in different ways. The company originated by accident, after Dale Blake, Norman Millard, Dennis Daugherty, and Jeff Murray, employees of Gerber Scientific, founded the company in order to ensure that they all continued to have a...
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The Drs. Whitby Music Collection - Access Restricted
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This is a collaborative project between the Center for Popular Music and the American Antiquarian Society to inventory, catalog, digitize, and provide web-based public access to their extensive music manuscripts collections. It concerns manuscripts inscribed before 1910 that are mainly American in provenance, with contents that are preponderantly vernacular in style. This collection has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the...
Topic: Music
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The Historic Sheet Music Collection (HSMC) consists primarily of popular music of the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Although most of the music is composed or arranged for voice with piano accompaniment, some pieces incorporate other instruments such as guitar, and some are for instrumental solo (primarily piano or guitar). A few classical works are also included in the collection.  Sheet music can offer an interesting interdisciplinary research opportunity. The lyrics, cover...
Topic: sheet music, connecticut college, music scores
by eScholarship Publishing, University of California
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Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review is the open access online journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. Its purpose is to highlight the latest research into the vast musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America, as well as other regions once under Iberian colonial rule whose cultural traditions bear some imprint of Spanish or Portuguese influence, e.g., the Philippines or parts of the United States. The name refers to the fact...
ARChive of Contemporary - Music CD Collection
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170,226
ITEMS
387
VIEWS
collection
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ARChive of Contemporary Music - 78 RPM Collection
collection
16,834
ITEMS
210
VIEWS
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Basic e-Learning Library (BeLL) - Music
collection
10
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131,173
VIEWS
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The JSTOR Early Journal Content is a selection of journal materials published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere. It includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences - nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. It was uploaded to the Internet Archive in 2013. JSTOR Early Journal Content has been freely available at www.jstor.org since September 2011. Early Journal Content is updated...
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The JSTOR Early Journal Content is a selection of journal materials published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere. It includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences - nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. It was uploaded to the Internet Archive in 2013. JSTOR Early Journal Content has been freely available at www.jstor.org since September 2011. Early Journal Content is updated...
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The Opera Collection of the University of Western Ontario Music Library stands as a significant indication of the scope and depth of the library’s primary source collections of outstanding quality. This collection contains over 2,200 volumes, primarily rare manuscripts and printed first editions of operas and libretti composed between 1597 and 1900. Grants from the Office of the President of The University of Western Ontario and the Academic Development Fund enabled the Library to purchase...
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Topics: COL-001, garthus, garthus1, recordings
Phonograph Monthly Review
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66
ITEMS
9,308
VIEWS
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An American Magazine for Amateurs Interested in Phonographic Music and Its Development
Topics: music, 78 rpm, gramophone
Synthesizer Manuals: Analogue Systems
collection
1
ITEMS
340
VIEWS
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Analogue Systems are a amanufacturer of high-end electronic synthesizers and music equipment.
SID In Magazine
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12
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3,134
VIEWS
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"A SID Magazine for SID People" published information about Commodore music generation (using the SID chip).
Audio History
collection
791
ITEMS
93,402
VIEWS
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A collection of texts related to the history of music and audio recordings.
Topics: 78rpm, audio, music, history
Synthesizer Manuals: Intellijel
collection
4
ITEMS
640
VIEWS
collection
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Intellijel Designs Inc. is based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and is a manufacturer of electromic music instruments.
Audiophile CD Collection
collection
193,039
ITEMS
5.2M
VIEWS
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This is an experimental collection of music that is not yet available for public release.
Topics: cd, compact disc
Cash Box Magazine
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2,779
ITEMS
425,281
VIEWS
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Cash Box was a weekly magazine dedicated to the music and jukebox industries published from July 1942 to November 1996. An alternative to Billboard Magazine, Cash Box included regional chart data, hit songs by city, radio station, and record sales, popularity by jukebox, and charts by genre including country and R&B music. Initially, Cash Box listed songs with artist and label information, alphabetized by label, making it easier to track the impact of specific labels on the music scene. It...
Synthesizer Manuals: Sequential Circuits
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17
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11,321
VIEWS
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Sequential Circuits Inc. (SCI) was a California-based synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by Dave Smith, and sold to Yamaha Corporation in 1987. Throughout its lifespan, Sequential pioneered technologies and design principles that have served as a foundation for the development of modern music technology. Sequential was also pivotal in the planning, design, and support of 1982's groundbreaking innovation in electronic music, MIDI.
Synthesizer Manuals: Novation
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5
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11,998
VIEWS
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Novation Digital Music Systems Ltd. is a UK musical equipment manufacturer, founded in 1992 by Ian Jannaway and Mark Thompson as Novation Electronic Music Systems. Today the company specialises in MIDI controllers with and without keyboards, both analogue and virtual analogue performance synthesisers (in particular using Analogue Sound Modelling in which the waveforms are generated digitally based on samples of analogue oscillators), grid-based performance controllers, and DJ controllers and...
Kraus Musicology Collection
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162
ITEMS
19,590
VIEWS
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The Kraus Collection is a group of 148 musical pamphlets collected by Italian musicologist Alessandro Kraus (1853-1931). The pamphlets cover areas as diverse as the history and science of music, instrument catalogs, composer and performer biographies, ethnomusicology, and Gregorian chant. Languages represented in the collection include Italian, German, English, and French. Many of these pamphlets are rare, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the study of music in the 19th and early 20th...
Synthesizer Manuals: Moog
collection
27
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16,510
VIEWS
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Moog synthesizer may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers. The Moog company pioneered the commercial manufacture of modular voltage-controlled analog synthesizer systems in the mid 1960s. The technological development that led to the creation of the Moog synthesizer was the invention of the transistor, which enabled researchers like Moog to build...
Digital Fanzine Preservation Society
collection
108
ITEMS
223,741
VIEWS
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Digital Fanzine Preservation Society (DFPS). A collection of hardcore and punk music fanzines remastered and collected on the DFPS blogspot by Nagus from 2009-2011.
Topics: punk, fanzine, zine, Nagus, DFPS
Synthesizer Manuals: Arturia
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6
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10,709
VIEWS
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In the beginning there were two friends, Frédéric Brun and Gilles Pommereuil, both students at INPG, Grenoble Institute of Technology - France. Both of them were part of the University Orchestra. Frédéric was playing the violin and Gilles was conducting. Since… ever, technology had changed the way people made music. But this trend accelerated in the 60’s. In the late 90’s, it was clear it was not about to stop. Frédéric and Gilles, both engineers, shared this vision that technology...
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
collection
104
ITEMS
12,084
VIEWS
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Selections from the expansive Special Collections of the Oberlin College Conservatory Library, including rare books and scores from the Violin Society of America/H.K. Goodkind Collection and the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History.
Inside MultiMedia CD-ROM
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23
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12,373
VIEWS
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Inside Multi-Media is a collection of CD-ROMs released by Tronic-Verlag (German) through the 1990s. Containing music, graphics, and design software, multiple CD-ROMs were released over years.
Synthesizer Manuals: Buchla
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2
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4,416
VIEWS
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It occurred to Don one day to build an instrument actually intended for electronic music performance. He created the 100 series Modular Electronic Music System (1963). And a few years later (1970), the 200 series Electric Music Box. Minicomputers became affordable, and Don built the first hybrid (digitally controlled analog synthesizer) – the 500 series (1971). And along came microcomputers and the series 300 (using series 200 analog modules combined with 300 series digital modules). A hot...
Revolution Art Magazine
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48
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644,428
VIEWS
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REVOLUTIONART International Magazine is a publication delivered in pdf format as a collective sample of the best of graphic arts, videos, music, modeling, and world trends. It’s a revolutionary platform, a massive propaganda to communicate global messages and make people think. REVOLUTIONART delivers pure talent to more than 120,000 subscribers and readers per edition around the world. The objective of REVOLUTIONART is to serve as a inspirational source to artists, models, advertisers,...
Smash Hits Magazine
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234
ITEMS
109,845
VIEWS
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Smash Hits was a pop music magazine aimed at teenagers and young adults, featuring lyrics, photographs, interviews and news related to celebrity music acts in the UK (Later offshoots arrived in the US and Australia). After an initial test issue, the magazine started publishing in 1979, switching to a fortnightly schedule after three issues, and finally closing up in 2006. Starting in 2008, Brian McCloskey began a project called Like Punk Never Happened, providing scanned and described issues of...
Gustav Mahler - Alfred Rosé Collection
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6
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1,087
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The Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection was donated to the Music Library of The University of Western Ontario in October 1983 by Mrs. Maria C. Rosé, widow of Professor Alfred E. Rosé, who was the nephew of composer Gustav Mahler and the son of Justine Mahler Rosé and Arnold Rosé (concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and leader of the Rosé String Quartet). The original donation comprises 5 music manuscripts by Mahler (reproduced here), letters and postcards (521 letters by...
thrustmagazine
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27
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16,549
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"Thrust" documented the street music scene in Florida from 1989 to 1993 out of Tampa Bay, FL. This monthly free publication brought "...a new breed of rock journalism that is unprecedented in the Tampa Bay area -- hard hitting and deep pounding."
Topic: Thrust magazine Florida Tampa Bay bi-coastal
The Free Library of Philadelphia
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13
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13,134
VIEWS
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Our Library offers you one of the country's most extensive collections - more than 6 million items, ranging from books and magazines to art, music, film, and other media. In addition, you can enjoy the richness and depth of our special collections.
Thomas Schoenberger Collection
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24
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This collection features the work of a talented American Composer, Thomas Schoenberger. The content here is shared with the global community with the hope that it will help people expand, increase and enjoy the music, imagery and imagination of this talented composer.
Boston University Libraries - Open Libraries
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71,911
ITEMS
149
VIEWS
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Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
Oberlin College Library
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2,728
ITEMS
247,482
VIEWS
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Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Since its founding in 1833, the Oberlin College Library has been committed to providing excellent resources and services to support teaching, learning, artistry, and research.
EMI Archive Trust 78rpm Collection
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1
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150
VIEWS
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The EMI Group Archive Trust was established in 1996. The EMI Group of companies gifted much of their assets which originated before 1947 to the Trust. The purpose of the Trust is “the advancement of education and research and, in particular, to foster and promote the study and appreciation of the art techniques and development of sound recording and the history of the sound recording industry”. Our trustees have rich experience of the recorded music industry and collectively have more than...
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The University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a member of the Open Content Alliance, is contributing unique content to the Internet Archive from the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and from other sources. Materials submitted to date include yearbooks and other publications, including both UNCG's literary and alumni news magazines, and a large collection of Word War I pamphlets. There are plans for additional materials to be...
Topics: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections, University...
Ragged Edge Collection
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154
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9,450
VIEWS
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Skateboarding, music, and art from the 80s and 90s. www.raggededgecollection.com Please help build this collection.  Consider sending us your magazines, flyers, videos, and audio recordings.  We will return your contributions at our expense after adding to the collection.   Contact us via the link above for submission instructions.  Thank you!
Topics: raggededgecollection, magazines, raggededgecollection, skateboarding
Synthesizer Manuals: Encore Electronics
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1
ITEMS
425
VIEWS
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Encore Electronics provides high quality programmable MIDI controllers, MIDI to Control Voltage convertors and MIDI retrofits to the analog synthesizer community. We have been in business since 1990 and are recognized as having excellent prices and great customer service. We are also available on a consulting basis to assist in the design of various electronic music and audio systems.
Synthesizer Manuals: Philip Rees
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322
VIEWS
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Philip Rees was an experienced electronic and computer engineer with his own home recording studio, and a long standing love of synths and stuff. In 1986, he designed a MIDI patchbay with five inputs and five outputs, called the 5X5. This was our first product, which we started making and selling at the end of the same year. In 1987 we introduced our range of MIDI Thru Units, and in the following year we started making MIDI Merge and Selector units. These products allowed us to grow a...
Sydney Living Museums
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260
ITEMS
17,715
VIEWS
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Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust of NSW) holds extensive printed collections in its historic house museums, buildings and sites and in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. These collections are, within their context, of important cultural significance for the people of NSW and for Australia. The house museums contain collections related to their particular history, including books, sheet music and printed ephemera. Two of the houses, Rouse Hill House and Meroogal,...
Topic: Sydney Living Museums Collections
Synthesizer Manuals: Waldorf
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4
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8,615
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Waldorf Music AG is a German synthesizer company. It was founded on 1 January 2003 to take over the actual business of the Waldorf Electronics GmbH which had become insolvent. Waldorf is best known for its Microwave wavetable synthesizer and Q virtual analogue synthesizer lines. Waldorf Electronics GmbH was founded 1988 by Wolfgang Düren. Before this Wolfgang Düren was the German distributor of PPG. The name of this company refers to the German town Waldorf (near to the former capital of West...
Synthesizer Manuals: M-Audio
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M-Audio (formerly Midiman) is a business unit of inMusic Brands that designs and markets digital audio and MIDI interfaces, keyboards and MIDI controllers, synthesizers, loudspeakers, studio monitors, digital DJ systems, microphones, and music software. The company has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan. M-Audio was founded in the late 1990s by Tim Ryan, an engineer and graduate of the California Institute of Technology who had co-designed the Con Brio Advanced...
Synthesizer Manuals Collection
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1,513
ITEMS
862,843
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Collecting several hundred manuals in one location, this collection of information about Music Synthesizers spans over 40 years of technology and products. Most consist of information about programming, usage and operation of synthesizers, as well as software products that emulate synthesizers. Additional scans are always welcome.
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78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. https://archive.org/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Source: 78
Boston University Libraries Collection
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5,874
ITEMS
2.7M
VIEWS
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Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
Plan B Magazine
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46
ITEMS
117,682
VIEWS
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Plan B was a monthly music magazine based in London, England. It catered mainly towards independent music but did not discriminate between the relative popularity of the bands it features. Plan B also documented alternative culture such as film, comics, video games, visual art and books. The Editor-In-Chief and principal architect of the magazine was Everett True, a.k.a. Jerry Thackray, although editor (and later publisher) Frances Morgan was also a major influence. In May 2009, it was...
Muzik Magazine
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119,581
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Muzik was a UK dance music magazine published by IPC Media from June 1995 to August 2003. Muzik was created by two former Melody Maker journalists, Push and Ben Turner. Push was the editor of Muzik from its launch until he left the magazine in 1998, at which point Turner took over as editor. The title was subsequently edited by Conor McNicholas, who went on to edit NME. Aimed at serious dance music fans rather than weekend clubbers, Muzik's writers included a number of well-known DJs, including...
The Fake Book Library
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320,106
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A fake book is a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn new songs. Each song in a fake book contains the melody line, basic chords, and lyrics - the minimal information needed by a musician to make an impromptu arrangement of a song, or "fake it." The fake book is a central part of the culture of playing music in public, particularly in jazz, where improvisation is particularly valued. Fake books are not intended for novices: the reader must...
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We encourage articles discussing various approaches to performing the music of Haydn and his contemporaries. Approaches to Performance submissions should be 2,500-6,000 words, and we suggest such submissions be accompanied by visual (pdf) and audio (mp3) examples that demonstrate salient points. Send these submissions as Word file and pdf/mps attachments to Michael E. Ruhling at michael.ruhling@rit.edu, accompanied by a cover letter (Word file) including the title, submission type (Approaches...
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The Conservatory Archives documents the considerable contributions of NEC to the musical life of Boston and beyond, as well as the highly successful careers that many Conservatory alumni have achieved in their respective fields. Special Collections include music manuscripts and first editions from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, in particular, the works of the Boston area composers active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries